Before I get into Tuesday Trainer, I get to say Birthday-Palooza just one more time. And by that, I mean that I get to announce more winners!! Drum roll, please.
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CONGRATS, winners!! – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
(side note: please tell me how you guys liked using Rafflecopter in the comments below! For me, it was way easier to set it up and select a winner. Want to know what you guys think!)
On to TABATAS!!!
(which I love! We actually just did one in the fitmixer Bootcamp that kicked my butt.)
To review, the Tabata protocol looks like this:
20 seconds on. HIGH INTENSITY!!
10 seconds off.
Repeat for a total of 8 times – 4 minutes total workout time!
Tabatas are designed so that you won’t NEED to workout any longer than 4 minutes, but if you are advanced you can do a few rounds of 8 OR pair a Tabata with some cardiovascular training. As always, train for YOUR body, not someone elses!
As with any type of high-intensity training, I wouldn’t advise anyone to train Tabata-style on consecutive days. Instead, alternate, 2-3 times a week max. You can also incorporate Tabata intervals into a strength training regime (example: Bench Press then two rounds of Tabata intervals. Then back to Bench Press.)
Pin this to your board labeled, “Awesome”.
Ice Pickers/Lizard Pushups – ME
Punches/Butt Kicks – Rhonda, kidsrunningwild
Box Jumps/Tricep Dips – Becki, fightingforwellness
High Knees/Burpees – Bonnie, lifetothefull
Thank you, ladies, for taking the time to film!! Some really great moves!!
If you’d like to get hop on the Tuesday Trainer bandwagon, read on Thursday when I’ll announce next weeks’ theme!
**Check out Week 2 of Mom365’s “Summer Of Strong”!! Great CORE workout and discussion of SKINNY vs. STRONG!**
QUESTION: I need YOUR input on Tuesday Trainer. Do you feel as though it’s a helpful tool to have? If you submit moves, is it a stressor on your life? After yesterday’s post, I really want to make sure that I’m only participating/supporting POSITIVE ventures. I don’t want Tuesday Trainer to be a chore. Should we back off and only do TT once/twice a month? Thoughts??